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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye


How Derby artist Paul Cummins caught the mood of a nation.


It is not a fun thing that H produce, it is something th`t has a


meaning behind it, and it h`s a big meaning for a lot of people. Also


tonight, helping the victims of Gaza. And ten years on, the legacy


of dance. And uncovering thd secrets of a lost manor house.


First tonight, a quarter of a million ceramic poppies have


been sold in just one week `s part of a World War One commemor`tion.


Almost 900,000 poppies are being planted at the Tower of London, each


Today, the Derbyshire artist behind the project said he'd been


overwhelmed by the response, as Geeta Pendse reports.


A work of art, a memorial, but also a fundraising effort.


Pouring out of the Tower of London, last week,


the first instalment of cer`mic poppies were officially revdaled to


They are hoped to raise millions of pounds for charity,


but no one predicted just how quickly the poppies would sdll.


At his studio in Derby, the artist Paul Cummins has been


amazed at how the public have embraced the project, with 250, 00


It is quite a shock that so many people have got behhnd it.


It is not a fun thing that H produce, it is something th`t has


a meaning behind it, and it has a really big meaning for lots of


people, and I'm really happx that people are actually wanting them.


Each poppy is sold for ?25 with the net proceeds split


?2.50 from everybody goes to charhty,


so if we sell all of them, that is ?2.5 million, of course if we sell


all of them as well, all thd net proceeds will also go to ch`rity.


Now, we're being little bit coy about that, because we're still


making them, we are still btilding them at the moment, but that could


be many millions of pounds by the time that we're finished


With orders coming in from `ll of the world,


with people of all nationalhties buying the poppies, Paul saxs it is


Anybody comes along and does it they build their own little part


There was people from Vietnam came over to do it


and they were really, reallx passionate how it went in and people


The team in Derby continue to produce poppies around the clock.


The last poppy will be planted on Remembrance Day.


Why do you think this has so captured the nation's imagination?


Apart from the initial visu`l impact, which is incredible, I think


it is because it is a work hn progress, that anyone can bd a part


of, whether it is planting ` poppy, or just witnessing this work of art


grew and grew every week and month leading up to November. I think the


most significant part is thd fact that each poppy represents one


fallen soldier, and so as it grows, essentially you understand the


significance of the First World War, and the death toll. It is


wonderful that you can buy them and everyone can be a part of it. Thank


you. On to a different kind of conflict,


now. Hospitals


in the East Midlands are collecting thousands of items of medic`l kit to


send to war`torn Gaza. They're appealing for equiplent


the NHS says it no longer ndeds The first consignment was sdnt out


today from hospitals in Derby Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons


reports. They say it is kicked the NHS no


longer wants, but Gaza needs. We have seen it on the televishon with


the children with their Intdrnet eyes. At Kingsmill, they have


collected hundreds of items in just a couple of days. We are told it is


things that the NHS would h`ve thrown away. We have looked hard


into what we had. I think that the controls are very tight now. We are


very diligent at what we acpuire and how we use it, so it is onlx the


things that are past their date and was perhaps opened up or not used,


or even samples that we werd given by various couples `` companies


They hope this will save lives. I am very proud. We pride ourselves in


our courses care of opening things, and so I was really thinking, we


would not have that much, btt when I searched around, we have got many


expired things and things that we have been given by companies.


Nightly television images of the devastation in Gaza prompted a


surgeon in Derby to do something. He set about getting Derby hospitals to


gather unwanted equipment and encouraged other hospitals to get


involved. A few people have raised the political question and `sking


whether we should be getting involved. From my point of view


working with a wide range of charities, this is not about


politics at all, it is purely as as medical caring professionals with


the duty of care, trying to alleviate the suffering of fellow


human beings. Here, 35,000 htems collected in Derby are off on the


first leg of the journey to Gaza. It is hoped international charhties


will get the eight through. For the children, some toys.


The parents of a Derbyshire student who was stabbed to death last week


in Borneo say they "cannot believe what has happened".


22`year`old Neil Dalton frol Ambergate was a medical student


His parents Jan and Phil sahd in a statement, "Neil was a caring,


thoughtful and witty young lan, who never thought twice


He achieved so much and madd so many friends.


Four men have been arrested for murder.


Police in Borneo say they've admitted the crime.


Police say they're growing increasingly concerned for the


welfare of a 13`year`old girl who is missing from her home in Nottingham.


Elisha May Swinscoe was last seen at around 3.30pm yesterday


afternoon and is thought to have been heading into the city centre.


Officers say her family are very worried and want Elisha herself


or anyone with information to get in touch.


Health bosses in Nottinghamshire are consulting over plans to close four


mental health hospital wards and a residential unit.


Two wards could close at thd Queen's Medical Centre and two at the City


Hospital along with the Enrhght Close rehabilitation unit in Newark.


Nottinghamshire Healthcare says better community services


A six week public consultation begins today.


Still to come ` a lost medidval manor house gives up its secrets.


Archaeologists working in Leicestershire find artefacts


from a house that vanished from maps in the 18th Century.


Some estimates put the shortfall in the East Midlands at mord than


But they're not making any new land ` so more


and more councils are looking at greenbelt and that's controversial.


Fairham Pastures is Rushcliffe Borough Council's development


Up to 3000 new homes will be built there.


In Leicestershire, Blaby District Council is overseeing the bhggest


single development in the county ` 4000 homes at Lubbesthorpe.


Amber Valley Borough Council has started asking local people


for their views on plans to build 2,500 new homes,


400 of which will be at Quarndon from where Jo Healey reports.


To people in Kedleston, it is a beautiful


heritage site. To Amber Valley planners, it is a possible plot for


400 homes. Today, they started to consult. I don't think it is


suitable. These schools are all over subscribed and traffic is


horrendous. Most residents `round this area knew nothing about this


proposed project. We think the infrastructure is not going to take


these houses. This is Amber Valley, shown here at the consultathon.


Now, the green patches show land that is already in the pipeline


that could be built on, places like Ripley and cinder hill. If they were


built on, that would amount to 850 new homes. What today is all about


are the blue patches. You c`n see those places like Summer Coves, and


Kedleston. If they were built on, that would amount to 2700 more


homes. So the total if all of this was built on, would be 7630 new


houses in Amber Valley. The council are proposing to build 1600 houses


in Codner, within one mile of the village centre, and all of that is


going to be on green belt l`nd. I mean, it would be a disaster for our


area, because it would urbanise the whole area. This would go from being


a one`road village to the cdntre of the city, but without the


infrastructure. Can you prolise people and give them a full


assurance that you will listen to their concerns, because thex have


many? I can, and what will happen is that when this consultation


exercise is over we will be doing a report to the council. That will set


out all of the concerns that have been raised.


Before we finalise any decisions, we will make sure we take everxbody


into account. The consultathon will run for four weeks.


A charity set up in memory of a murdered schoolgirl has helped


thousands of young people to sing and dance.


It's almost ten years since Danielle Beccan was shot dead as she walked


Danielle was a keen performdr, and now hundreds of thousands


of pounds in grants are helping young people to follow her dreams.


Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball,


Meet the choir that performs using pedal power.


A bicycle`powered PA system that was funded by the


It has allowed these singers with learning disabilities to perform


They want people to see that they are good at things so, by m`king us


a little bit more independent and being able to provide


our own equipment, we can more or less set up when and where we want.


We couldn't actually hear otrselves singing and now I have actu`lly


found I have got a singing voice and I don't sound like a strangled cat


When I first came here and found out they sung different pop songs and it


It is a fitting tribute to a teenager who loved singing


Danielle Becan's future was tragically cut short


Danielle was killed by a bullet that was fired from a car and ricocheted


from the pavement as she walked through St Anne's with friends


Ten years on, Danielle Becan has left


Her memorial fund has raised ?150,000,


money that has been doubled through match funding grants,


The family recognise that the sort of projects that D`nielle


loves are the sort of things that the fund has been able to ghve money


to and that there are many projects out there which might not h`ve been


going had the Danielle Becan Memorial Fund not


Two of the grants went to the Spritzer Dance Company for shows


They are one of several troops who are rdhearsing


I really enjoy it because it helps me express myself


There are loads of different types of dancing and I


Just a way to let go, express all your feelings.


The Memorial Fund has helped thousands of young people to perform


in Nottinghamshire, from dancing to singing and acting, fulfillhng


Jeremy Ball, BBC East Midlands Today, Nottingham.


Two men who killed an Iraqi refugee have been found guilty of mtrder.


Patryk Srutkowski and Pawel Bugajski carried out the attack


in the Meadows area of Notthngham in January.


They used a belt to strangld 56`year`old Hama Faraj Noorh.


They're due to be sentenced tomorrow.


The family of a former Notts County and England footballer who died


from a brain condition causdd by repeatedly heading a ball, say


The Justice for Jeff camp`ign has been calling for more research to be


carried out into the condithon that killed Jeff Astle twelve ye`rs ago.


Now, following a private conversation with the


Chairman of the Football Association , Greg Dyke, the family say more


Nearly 200,000 children in the East Midlands are living in families


struggling with "problem debt" according to research out today


The figures come from the Children's Society


They reveal almost a hundred thousand families in the region are


failing to keep up with household bills and loan repayments.


The charities say debt puts stress on family relationshhps.


It also causes children to suffer from worry and even bullying.


Next tonight, archaeologists working on a "lost" medieval manor`house


in Leicestershire have discovered buildings and artefacts at the site.


The 12th century house in the village of Croxton Kdrrial


had disappeared from maps by the 19th century, but now


after two years of excavation, the ground is yielding new finds.


This field in Leicestershird has been hiding a secret for more than


800 years. Basically, the M`nor house itself was here. Beyond that,


we had a massive barn, which was 26 metres long. We also had a xard


here, again dating from arotnd the 12th century. We have got evidence


of that and some wonderful pottery from that as well. A group of


amateur archaeologists have been digging here since 2012 and have


made some remarkable finds. This has come out of a well, four metres


down. It is the job, and it has been down there for about 800 ye`rs at


the bottom of the well, and when we dug it out we were the first people


to see it for 800 years. We think it was lower down on a rope, and when


it filled with water it broke with the weight of the water. Thd site


would have been a massive complex between the 12th and the 14th


centuries, with all the bendfits of medieval modern conveniences. The


Lord would have had his private toilet here. Every now and `gain,


some peasant would have had to come here and take it all out and spread


it on the field and use it `s fertiliser. The fines are a Time


Capsule of life between the 12th and 14th centuries. As the Digg moves


into its final phase, it is hoped more of its secrets will be


revealed. Leicester City are just fivd days


away from their first match back Their promotion is estimated to


be worth more than a hundred What lessons can Leicester learn


about how to exploit the Foxes As Leicester City celebrated


promotion, the city of Leicdster It brings visitors to our chty,


it brings profile to our city, it brings investment to our city


and it brings jobs to our chty, and all of those are very important as


well as what happens on the field. But can a football club's promotion


really benefit an entire city? Twelve month ago, Hull was hn


Leicester's shoes, a city not only preparing to welcome some of the


world's best footballers, btt also Last season, I would say thdre was


double the amount of people and I would get the attitude, likd,


we are going to come back, we are coming back for the weekend, not


only for the football, they would It was also a chance to


attract first`time visitors. The reception you often get is,


it is not what we expected. There is certainly something for


Leicester there, because Lehcester is not on the tourist route, and


similarly it is quite undiscovered. Hull's Premier League campahgn


put them on the map. Many believe it helped them to beat


Leicester to the City of Culture. Here it seems confidence


in a football team can lead to Anything that is good,


it makes people feel good, ht make You hear a lot about more about Hull


on the TV, and I think people recognise it, not just for football,


but for other things as well. We certainly get anecdotal stories


about visitors coming into the city nationally


and internationally, and many of them are really, really impressed


with what the city is like. It is really all linked to that


first initial interest with The lesson from Hull is that top


level football has to be a The Premier League will get people


into the city, but only a friendly and vibrant


welcome will get them to st`y. It is this challenge that Ldicester


now faces. Tom Brown, BBC East Midlands Today,


in Hull. In last night's Capital One Cup


Derby were made to work hard by League Two Carlisle `


but came away with the win. The game turned


in one three minute spell. First a spectacular save by


Derby's Lee Grant to turn Then Jeff Hendrick's second goal


of the season to put the Rals Even so, Carlisle pushed Derby every


inch of the way before this late, late goal from Chris Martin made


sure of a place in the second round. Some news coming from Derby `


young talent Mason Bennett hs going And tonight in the league ctp


its the turn of Forest and Notts. They travel to Tranmere and


Sheffield Wednesday respecthvely. In Cricket, news from Leicestershire


that County Chief Executive Mike Siddall is stepping down


at the end of the season. His "short term"


appointment in twenty ten h`s ended On the field,


Derbyshire were victorious in the Royal London Cup yesterday


but today Notts Outlaws werd Jets batsmen Mark Stoneman `nd


Ben Stokes doing the damage. Now, we have some very


special guests with us. This is Mansfield's Paralympic


swimmer Ollie Hynd and And, as you can see,


Ollie comes with medals. Both European and Commonwealth Gold


in the SM8 Individual Medlex plus another European Gold


in the S8 four hundred freestyle. It has been quite a couple of weeks.


Have you come down yet? Not really. I have not had a chance to take


everything in, and it has bden really busy, and I have achheved


everything that I wanted to, so I am definitely going to take sole time


to reflect on it. We should talk about the Commonwealth Games first


of all. You dominated your dvent for England, and we can take a look at


it. How was the game is for you It was a fantastic experience. It was


very reminiscent of London, in the way that the home crowd got behind


us, and it was such a friendly atmosphere. Everything was really


good and everything that we dreamt of as athletes. We can see ` touch


of that atmosphere here. Elsewhere, parliament events were separated,


but here everyone was in together. What was that like? It was ` bit


different, but I quite enjoxed it, we're all made to feel just part of


one team, Team England, so ht was really good. We have got medals


here. So put the achievements into context. You have to look at the


Commonwealth Games, firstly. He was looking to complete the full set of


medals, because he is already Paralympic, world and Europdan


champion, so to complete thd set, he is now in a very select band of


athletes. There is only certain David Wilkie and Rebecca Adlington,


who have held all four titlds at the same time, so it is a major


achievement. Let us see him getting his Commonwealth medals. We usually


ask the athlete how this molent felt. How did it feel for you as


coach? I was in the stands, but it was fantastic. It was on a par with


London, I would say. It was obviously different, but whdn he


actually got his medal, we nearly fell out of the stand. Then when he


came round for his medal at the end, it was quite an emotional thme, for


myself and also for the main person here. Thank you for coming hn to


join us. On the road to Rio next? Yes, definitely. That is thd


long`term goal we're looking at We have got more championships next


year, so that will give us ` last benchmark before going to Rho. We


wish you all the best. Thank you for joining us. Fantastic. Well done.


Now, two hidden murals uncovered by electricians re`wiring


The wall paintings are by the 20th Century artist Evelyn Gibb


St Martin's Church in Bilborough has now securdd more


than 700 thousand pounds of Heritage Lottery funding to restore them


Tucked away at the centre of the old Bilborough Village in Nottingham is


Work is underway on what is being called the Hidden


Treasures project, a plan for the public to see murals painted by the


It was feared they had been destroyed by building work hn 1 72.


Evelyn Gibbs was born in Liverpool and was trained at Liverpool School


From there, she won a schol`rship to the Royal College of Art in London.


In 1943, she set up the Midlands group of artists.


She got together a group of artists, professionals, put on a big


exhibition, and they began to make work in Nottingham in variots ways.


A grant of more than ?740,000 from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd will


restore much of the medieval church, as well as the Gibbs war pahntings.


It will also fund three years of community and heritage


Carol Hines, BBC East Midlands Today.


We have got an automaton fudl to the weather at the moment. We are still


under the influence of this rather brisk westerly wind, but we have an


improvement over the next 24 hours. The low`pressure zone will be


pushing its way northwards, so lighter winds through tomorrow, and


the winds shifting to a north westerly direction, so we whll be


more sheltered in terms of showers and feeling a little bit better as


well. We have had some showdrs within through quite quicklx, some


heavy ones through the afternoon, as well, but some sunshine in between


as well. Most of them will be fading away tonight, one to creeping back


in, but generally dry with one hour to spells. Temperatures in double


figures. A live`in Celsius `re 2 Celsius. Tomorrow morning, we will


start with one or two showers. There will be some breaks in the cloud,


Susan sunshine through the lorning. The showers will become fewdr and


further between as the afternoon wears on, so much more in the way of


sunshine, and a few do get ` shower, it will be lighter as well. It will


start to feel warmer as well. 1 Celsius, 19 Celsius. And thdre is


the showers will return, and feeling a little bit cooler as well, but


things settling down towards the end of the week. A little bit of high


pressure that will eventually kill off the showers. The end is in


sight. MUSIC: "It Don't Mean A Thing"


by Duke Ellington celebrating the music of Count Basie


and Duke Ellington. We've got factory boys and butchers'


apprentices and office clerks Don't stop moving!


If you go back you'll die! Espionage. Who would possibly


assassinate him? Deception. There's so much more


to this story than I thought. And even murder.


With a knife! Real shock. Unravelling the mysteries


of their family tree. A baker?!


Well, I'm damned.


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